The Girl You Left Behind
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The Girl You Left Behind


What happened to the girl you left behind?

In 1916, French artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his wife Sophie to fight at the Front. When her town falls into German hands, his portrait of Sophie stirs the heart of the local Kommandant and causes her to risk everything - her family, reputation and life—in the hope of seeing her true love one last time.

Nearly a century later and Sophie's portrait is given to Liv by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. Its beauty speaks of their short life together, but when the painting's dark and passion-torn history is revealed, Liv discovers that the first spark of love she has felt since she lost him is threatened...

In The Girl You Left Behind two young women, separated by a century, are united in their determination to fight for the thing they love most—whatever the cost.

Title:The Girl You Left Behind
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:369 pages

    The Girl You Left Behind Reviews

  • Diane Yannick
    Oct 05, 2013

    I'm probably done with this author. The storyline about Sophie and Eduoard during WWI kept me interested. The details and complications of the German Occupation seemed realistic and were thought provo...

  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    Sep 28, 2012

    "It was never about the painting, Sophie."And there it was, confirmation of my fate. 3.25 stars. I loved so many things about this book, especially the historical story of Sophie and her Edouard. T...

  • Maria Clara
    Apr 02, 2017

    Se puede decir que estoy sin palabras! Sin respiración! No hace muchos días una compañera de GR me dijo que Jojo Moyes era una apuesta segura, y qué razón tenía. Es, son, dos historias tan fasci...

  • Aestas Book Blog
    Jan 02, 2016

    ::: FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED :::: So I’m going to be honest and say that I’m rather shocked that a) I read this, and b) I really liked it! This was a completely random book choice for me. Prior to ...

  • Zarina
    Aug 12, 2012

    This is an astonishing novel which beautifully connects present and past in a tale of war and love.The Girl You Left Behind has a dual time-frame narrative; the first part is seen through the eyes of ...

  • Jeanne
    Feb 25, 2015

    *****5 stars!*****I'm so glad that I'm stingy with 5 star ratings so that I can save them for when I really mean it!The Girl You Left Behind is the story of Sophie Lefevre who is living in occupied Fr...

  • Luffy
    Dec 29, 2016

    This is quite a borderline great book, with its talented author, and detailed characters, all making for a read never restrained by the tag 'chick lit' it carries. The story encompasses the overlappin...

  • [~Ami~]?Sexy Dexy?
    Sep 23, 2014

    5 stars I wasn't planning on writing a review for this book I thought my 5 star rating spoke for itself. But its been 9 days since I read this and I can't get this book out of my head. I love JoJo's w...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Aug 06, 2013

    It’s WWI and Sophie’s husband (painter Edouard) has left to fight in the war. Sophie moves back to her family’s hotel during his absence, which has now been occupied by the Germans. In an effor...

  • Nikita
    Dec 12, 2016

    This is an amazing story!!...

About Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes is a British novelist.Moyes studied at Royal Holloway, University of London. She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years. In 2001 she became a full time novelist. Moyes' novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.She is mar